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Filicopsida

(Class)

Overview

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A Class in the Kingdom Plantae.

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Taxonomy

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The Class Filicopsida is a member of the Phylum Tracheophyta. Here is the complete "parentage" of Filicopsida:

The Class Filicopsida is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Adiantaceae

Adiantaceae (as construed here, sensu strictu, not a synonym of Pteridaceae) is a family of ferns in the order Pteridales. This includes the family formerly known as the "Vittariaceae." Recent genetic analyses based on chloroplast genes demonstrate that the vittarioid ferns cladistically nest within the genus Adiantum, making that genus paraphyletic. [more]

Athyriaceae

Athyriaceae is a family of terrestrial ferns, with a cosmopolitan distribution. It has, in the past, included Cystopteris and Gymnocarpium, but those two genera are now recognized as representing a two-member clade that is a basal offshoot of the clade that includes this family, plus Woodsia, the Onocleaceae, Blechnaceae, Aspleniaceae, and Thelypteridaceae. Inversely, this family has by some been subsumed in the family Woodsiaceae, but a Woodsiaceae defined in this way may be paraphyletic if it omits the Onocleaceae and Blechnaceae (as of 2006, the evidence was not clear). [more]

Azollaceae

Azolla (mosquito fern, duckweed fern, fairy moss, water fern) is a genus of seven species of aquatic ferns in the family Salviniaceae. They are extremely reduced in form and specialized, looking nothing like conventional ferns but more resembling duckweed or some mosses. [more]

Cladoxylaceae

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Grammitidaceae

Polypodiaceae is a family of polypod ferns, which includes more than 60 genera divided into several tribes and containing around 1,000 species. Nearly all are epiphytes, but some are terrestrial. [more]

Hypolepidaceae

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Lophosoriaceae

The Dicksoniaceae is a family of tropical, subtropical and warm temperate ferns. Most of the 5-6 genera in the family are terrestrial ferns or have very short trunks compared to tree ferns of the family Cyatheaceae. However, some of the larger species can reach several metres in height. A number of others are epiphytes. They are found mostly in tropical regions in the Southern Hemisphere, as far south as southern New Zealand. [more]

Parkeriaceae

Ceratopteridaceae is the family name for the clade that is now known to include the two genera Ceratopteris and Acrostichum. [more]

Stauropteridaceae

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Vittariaceae

Adiantaceae (as construed here, sensu strictu, not a synonym of Pteridaceae) is a family of ferns in the order Pteridales. This includes the family formerly known as the "Vittariaceae." Recent genetic analyses based on chloroplast genes demonstrate that the vittarioid ferns cladistically nest within the genus Adiantum, making that genus paraphyletic. [more]

Zygopteridaceae

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At least 7 species and subspecies belong to the Family Zygopteridaceae.

More info about the Family Zygopteridaceae may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: August 25, 2014
2014/08/25 13:19:04